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25 May 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The vote to repeal the Eighth Amendment was a momentous day for women’s rights in this country – but much work remains to be done, according to Social Democrats Social Justice Spokesperson Holly Cairns. “Today is the third anniversary of the vote to amend the Eighth Amendment –... Read More
11 May 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Any change to the rules will be too late for thousands of women, but the suffering for pregnant women and their partners must end today. It’s hard to avoid the conclusion that continued restrictions on partners at maternity hospitals are anything other than misogynistic and cruel, according to... Read More
8 April 2021 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Cork group of Social Democrats branches have launched a survey for business owners based in Cork City and County, calling on the business community to share their experiences of keeping their businesses afloat during the pandemic. The survey asks business owners in Cork what their experiences of... Read More
3 April 2021 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Disability rights activist and former local election candidate for the Social Democrats, Evie Nevin, has won a seat on the Party’s National Executive. Evie who lives in Clonakilty, was Vice Chair during the last term of the Executive, topped the polls during the Party’s internal elections and took... Read More
29 March 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Rural Future plan must be followed up with urgent action by the Government – Holly Cairns TD The Rural Future plan announced today must be followed up with immediate Government action to help stem the further decline of communities throughout Ireland, according to Social Democrats TD Holly Cairns.... Read More
10 March 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie People who were illegally adopted in Ireland should not need legislation to allow them full access to their birth records and information, according to Social Democrats TD Holly Cairns. Speaking in the Dáil today in support of the Civil Registration (Right of Adoptees to Information) (Amendment) Bill 2021,... Read More
27 February 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Speaking today, at the final day of the Social Democrats’ online National Conference, Holly Cairns TD slammed the Government for its shameful treatment of survivors of Mother and Baby Homes. Following a conversation with guest speaker Dr Maeve O’Rourke, lecturer in Human Rights at the Irish Centre for... Read More
23 January 2021 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork South-West TD Holly Cairns has called on the Government to put crucial supports in place for the coastal and island fishing communities that have been impacted by Brexit. Holly, who is the party’s spokesperson for the Marine, said: “We are all aware of the considerable concerns of... Read More
13 January 2021 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Reacting to the Taoiseach’s apology to survivors of Mother and Baby Homes today, Social Democrats TD for Cork South-West, Holly Cairns, commented: “This apology is long overdue and comes after decades of silence, decades of shame, decades of misogynistic control and abuse perpetrated and facilitated by State and... Read More
3 December 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Speaking on International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Social Democrats TD Holly Cairns said it is important for the State to recognise the challenges, achievements and realities of being a person with a disability in Ireland. Holly, who is the Social Democrats spokesperson for Disability Issues, said: “This... Read More